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Honor McGill

Dearest Bob. A truely kind and generous man. I will always cherish the time I shared with you and your beautiful family. You cared for me like a daughter making sure I was safe and happy. Your generosity extended later to my own children, spoiling them during their first visit to the USA, with special treats and pumpkin carving at Halloween. You will be forever in our hearts.

Barb Gingher

What a wonderful man he was. His smile was never far and his sense of humor reflected his personality. Dina and family please know I am thinking of you

Peter Stapleton

Always a smile and welcome conversations at family gatherings. Bob always knew what was going on and was interested in our well being and happiness. He is a person to aspire to be like in every way .

Julia and Bruce Olson

Our sincere condolences to your family. We have such fond memories of our time together in The Netherlands and visits in Atlanta and Amelia! You will be missed.

Joey Campbell

Much love and sincere condolences from all the Campbell family. Bob was a great guy and a character, he always had a joke or an insight. Several siblings and I did a lot of baby sitting for the Rosses over the years. Bob would always drive me home, give me a $20 bill and ask if the kids survived or if the house burned down. He was a great guy. I know Bob and Dina both have been so kind and generous with my family over the years. I’m sure you guys are hurting right now. But know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sara Campbell

I was so sad to hear of Bob’s passing. Talking to him was a highlight of so many events over the years. You could always depend on him to say something funny and true. Sending love to all of the Ross family and especially Dina. He lives on in so many wonderful memories; all of us Campbells were big fans and remember him fondly. He’ll be sorely missed. ❤️

Elizabeth Fullard

I had the pleasure of meeting Bob through Dina . I’ve known them for several years and I am saddened by Bob’s passing . Bob was always cheerful and kind I will miss his welcoming disposition when I visit Dina . Words will never be enough yet I will always remember this sweet family and the legacy he left behind .

Bari Jene Duda

Memories too many to count over the past 41 years that I have been fortunate to call Bob and Dina dear friends -- and family! From our days before children rushing to PW's and Rumors for fun filled after work happy hours with friends, to all the years of "family" vacations in Myrtle Beach. I will continue to carry on Uncle Bob's tradition of homemade animal shaped pancakes with my grandchildren, dressing up in silly Mr. Potato Head mustaches, taking walks on the beach to find seashells. Who else would have "Moony" the horse in their back yard for the kids to learn to ride --! Big snows always meant sled rides in front of the house -- with Bob leading the pack. When Dina and Bob moved to London, they invited me to visit -- my very first trip overseas. What an experience! Remembering all the laughter and fun we've had over the years helps to keep the tears away. And, dear Dina, my friend -- we have our arms around you -- forever and ever! Rest in peace, dear Bob.

Carol Lavin

Dear Dina and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob sounds like an interesting and kind man. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stuart Bell

Sending you sympathy and love. Bob was a special person. I have so many wonderful memories from our time spent together in London and France. He will be missed.

The Bardunias Family

We are so sorry for your loss.

Marta Hayward and Rick Hayward

Dina and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a special man. We remember his kindness and generosity. May he rest in peace.

Linda Adams

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 73:26 “My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Offering my most sincere condolences and prayers for comfort and peace.

Beckie & Donnie

Dina, Bob had an amazing life and now is on his new journey. We will miss his laugh. May Jesus comfort you during this time of grief. Love, Beckie & Donnie

Kathy Bland

Dina and family—So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. My prayers are with you.

Nancy and Jim Mayo

Dina, Bob had an amazing life. All those who love you are mourning with you. May God give you the strength to navigate these coming difficult days.

Robert Worthington Ross


Robert Worthington Ross, 82, of Fernandina Beach, FL since 2002, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2023, at the Warner Center. Born in 1941, in Scotch Plains, NJ., he was the son of Robert. E Ross and Lucille Ross. A graduate of Brown University, class of ’63, and Boston University (MA in 1970 and JD in 1971). He served in the Navy during the Vietnam conflict and subsequently in the Navy Reserve attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Specializing in telecommunication law in Washington D.C., he worked variously at the FCC, the NCTA, and during the Nixon and Ford administrations for the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy. He subsequently became a partner in the firm of Pepper Hamilton and Sheetz, and later worked for 16 years for Turner Broadcasting Systems initially as General Counsel, later as Managing Director of CNN International in London, and lastly as President of Turner International, responsible for the worldwide distribution of Turner’s news and entertainment television networks.

In 1998, he was appointed as the founding Chief Executive Officer of New Skies Satellites, N.V., a global satellite telecommunication company based in The Netherlands that operated a fleet of geostationary communications satellites providing voice, video and data communication services.

Retiring in 2002, Ross moved to Fernandina Beach with his family where he served on the Police Auxiliary Corps and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and an occasional game of golf. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dina Cuppett Ross, daughters Elizabeth (Ross) Wilson of England and Kathryn Ross of Atlanta, sons Robert G. Ross and Spencer W. Ross both of Fernandina Beach, 4 grandchildren, brother R. David Ross and sister Marjorie (Midge) Snipes.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Nassau County Humane Society Dog Park or Airedale Rescue, Inc.

Celebration of Life will be held on July 7, 2023 from 6-7 p.m. at the Ocean Club of Amelia, 2080 S. Fletcher Ave., Amelia Island Florida 32034. The service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on the beach out back of the venue. Attendees are welcome to join the family on the beach or watch from the Ocean Club of Amelia. Please dress beach casual for this event.


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